Companies are under unprecedented levels of scrutiny for their environmental and social performance. Customers, investors, employees, and regulators are applying pressure on corporations to conform to higher standards of ethics and responsibility. As a result, more and more companies are developing corporate responsibility reports to respond the growing list of stakeholder requests for information. In 2011, the Global Reporting Initiative noted a 22% increase in the number of corporate sustainability reports, with over 9,200 reports published in accordance with the GRI framework since 1999.
Sustainserv, Inc. has announced that it will host a free seminar on June 5th, 2012 to introduce the basics of corporate sustainability reporting. In this seminar, Sustainserv Directors Matthew Gardner and Bernd Kasemir will share insights from helping companies take advantage of this trend and bring value from sustainability. Attendees will learn how a well-written corporate sustainability report can empower you to meet demands for transparency, drawing from Susstanserv’s experience writing over 90 sustainability reports for companies across the globe.
Introduction to Corporate Sustainability Reporting
June 5th, 2012
311 Summer St., Boston, MA
This session will cover:
- The business case for corporate sustainability reporting
- The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework
- Telling the story: tips for where to begin and what to report
- How to avoid “survey fatigue” while addressing multiple stakeholder inquiries
- Examples from top international companies